Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We're Turning 1 Year Old!

Happy 1st Bithday, Tick:Tock Cosmetics!

Yeah...our baby has almost turned one year old! It seems like just yesterday we mixed up the first batches (which we never got to release, but I think it was a good thing) in my kitchen.

From Left to Right: Two-Timing, Hourglass, Sundial,
Oh-Nine-Hundred, Big Ben, Salvador Dali, Alarm Clock, and Digital. 
From that point, we had the color names for the original 14 colors we wanted ready for the launch of our company. However, when we went to order more supplies, we discovered that our supplier no longer offered ANY of the colors we had used...so, it was back to the drawing board! But not for long, because once we got the new ingredients, we set to work to create those origianl 14 colors, which were Two-Timing, Hourglass, Sundial, Oh-Nine-Hundred, Cuckoo, Big Ben, Salvador Dali, Alarm Clock, Metronome, Pocket Watch, High Noon, Grandfather Clock, Time Square, and Digital.

Tick:Tock Cosmetics Storenvy went live on April 19, 2011. :-)
We had our first contest! AND our top secret photoshoot for our Terre Haute Living cover.
Added Spring Forward, Leap Year, and Midsummer Night to the Originals Collection!
ON THE COVER of the Terre Haute Living Magazine!
Halloween collection (containing the first lip glosses!)
Remember our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Super Sale? That thing was RIDICULOUS....
I became Mrs. Mertz...wearing ALL Tick:Tock, including our Face Time Finishing Powder!
Updated Big Ben and Pocket Watch AND Face-Time was released!
More new colors and A LIP GLOSS LINE!
Just getting ready for our first birthday!!! And the month isn't over yet...so it's hard to say what will happen. :-D


We will be celebrating our First Birthday [4/19/12] with, of course, a sale! For the whole day, everything in the store [except for our charity color, Abby Rose] will be 25% off, including all clearance items!

Also, receive a FREE FULL SIZE JAR of First Birthday with all purchases of $15 or more!

First Birthday is a metallic white loaded with shimmer. Not for use on lips 

Over bare skin, IESB in Milky Way, IESB in Black Hole.

That's all I've got for now, but I'm sure there will be some more epic behind the scene photos to come! :-D Thank you everyone!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Abby Rose Fund!! Special Color On Sale NOW!

Hello Lovelies!

As many of you may know, we care a lot about other indie cosmetics companies like ourself. It is for this reason that we feel the need to reach out and help someone else that we are connected to through the indie cosmetics world.

Our good friend, Becca Love [Lucky 107], has a little sister named Abby Rose who is 13 years old and in dire need of a kidney transplant. Her family has set up a charity fund for donations to help them offset the cost of her transplant.

We felt the call to help out, and have made a special color that will be for sale in our store for $5 for a full size jar and 100% of the proceeds (from the sale of this color, not shipping) will go to the Abby Rose Fund. Our current goal is to sell 20 of these eye shadows to help Abby and her family during this very difficult time.

Abby Rose {Over bare skin, IESB Milky Way, and IESB Black Hole} 

Abby Rose {in the jar!}

If you would like to make a donation, you can also donate directly to the fund via paypal to this email address [ AbbyRoseFund@comcast.net ]. 

Thanks everyone and we hope that you can help out!

<3 Tiff

Happy March!

Hello Lovelies!

Well...somehow, I have made it through the most stressful/scary play I have ever been in. There were things going wrong every single night until the curtain rose on opening night, and somehow, providence decided that it would go perfectly and wonderfully, and luckily made the experience worth it. :-)

But now, it is all over, and I am SOOOOO ready to jump back into Tick:Tock just in time for Spring and Summer!

First of all, I have to thank Elizbeth for being the best best friend EVER, by being here for my through all of the struggles of school. Seriously. This company would not be growing the way it has if it had not been for her. She steps up and does what needs to be done, especially when I am too busy. AND on top of that, she comes up with some of the most creative colors I have ever seen. She continues to amaze me with her talents and I am so thankful to have her. :-)

Secondly, I want to let everyone know that we both appreciate the kindness and understanding of our customers. "Real life" as I have been calling it lately, can be very unpredictable and stressful. I know that huge assignments kept me up all night after rehearsals, and well into the morning...just in time to go to class in my pjs because I'm too tired and lazy to care to put on regular clothes. Lol. But now that the play is over, many more evenings are free. I have also started working again a few evenings a week at a local department store selling shoes. While it will take up a few days a week, I am also free the rest of those evenings to work on Tick:Tock, and once we are caught up on orders, it will mean that we will have a lot more free time to do more fun creative things (in fact, after I wrote that, I thought of a color name...What is Free Time? Lol. Cuz I seem to never know what free time is...maybe this is only funny to me. But I would totally buy that color. Elizabeth, if you read this, remind me that we need to make this color).

Thirdly, I'm thinking that I'm going to work on making the foundations line again, but I also think that it is going to require me to get some more matte colors. Which leads to the next thing...that we will most likely be looking into creating some matte eye shadows, as that has been requested several times and I think that a few would be really good to add diversity to the Tick:Tock Originals line.

Well...I need to go to class now, so I am going to have to leave. But I do want to say again thank you so much to everyone. It really means so much to me that we have so many wonderful, understanding customers and I look forward to getting to focus on Tick:Tock again!! I have missed it!!!